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Would it make sense to get a 17-40?

 
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Oct 18, 2009 17:43 |  #1

I already have a sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 and I've been wondering if I should get a 17-40 to go onto my 30D.

It would add to my 24-105 f/4 and my 70-200 f/2.8

I shoot a lot of sports and have two crop bodies. one would wear the 70-200 while the 30D would wear a wide lens. Is the 17-40 worth it over the 17-70?

I have no plans to go to FF anytime soon


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Oct 18, 2009 17:44 |  #2

Sell the Sigma and get the 17-40 then enjoy L quality over all your lenses.


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Oct 18, 2009 18:34 |  #3

You might find the 17-40 short on the long end if you compare it with your sigma... not sure if optically there is any difference between the canon and sigma. If you're happy with the sigma, it may be better to stick with it for now as you'll also have to consider lens swapping between the 17-40 and 24-105 when you need the short range. just my 2cents... on the other hand, if you have a FF body, then I'd say dump the sigma and get the 17-40.




  
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Oct 18, 2009 18:46 |  #4

Why are you getting a 17-40 with a crop sensor? The 10-22mm is a wonderful wide angle lens that will take some really cool shots ---- the 17-40 is only wide on a FF sensor like the 1D, 5D etc.


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Oct 18, 2009 18:59 |  #5

If you plan to go full frame soon, then this is a very good sound plan. The 17-40 works very well on crop and will become an ultrawide on full frame to compliment your other lenses. However, if you are staying with crop, then the 10-22 might be a better choice. You can always sell the 10-22 and for about the same $, replace it with a 17-40 if you go full frame later.


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Oct 18, 2009 18:59 |  #6

bbran33 wrote in post #8846832 (external link)
Why are you getting a 17-40 with a crop sensor? The 10-22mm is a wonderful wide angle lens that will take some really cool shots ---- the 17-40 is only wide on a FF sensor like the 1D, 5D etc.

Maybe because he thinks 17mm is wide enough for his style of shooting? Maybe because he thinks 22mm is too short for sports? Maybe because he thinks the gap between 40 and 70 isn't too bad bad but the gap between 22 and 70 is too much?


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Oct 18, 2009 20:32 |  #7

The 17-40 is a great lightweight lens. I'm not sure how useful it will be for sports but I enjoy mine on both the 50D and the 5D.


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Oct 18, 2009 22:53 |  #8

Honestly I would get the 17-55 over any of the three lenses. But that's just me. One stop of speed can be the deciding factor in sports shooting. :)


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Oct 18, 2009 23:05 |  #9

If you plan to upgrade to FF, it makes sense. :)


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Oct 19, 2009 06:16 |  #10

I do not plan on going FF anytime soon.


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Oct 19, 2009 06:51 |  #11

bbran33 wrote in post #8846832 (external link)
Why are you getting a 17-40 with a crop sensor? The 10-22mm is a wonderful wide angle lens that will take some really cool shots ---- the 17-40 is only wide on a FF sensor like the 1D, 5D etc.

I own a 40D with 10-22mm, but I still long for 17-40....

first of all, it's fairly priced for a L lens, better image quality (a lot of debate on this), and just in case I switch to the fullframe...




  
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Oct 19, 2009 07:00 |  #12

I don't think there is one valid reason to buy one in the bunch you posted.
1) If you don't need it, any price is too expensive
2) Debatable. I tried my 10-22 on a 5D and it was stunning, in terms of sharpness. Sharper than the 17-40 in the center and just as good contrast. I concluded that the 5D was just sharper than the 40D, for whatever reason.
3) the if word.


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